The National Women’s Advisory Coordinators (NWAC) were established by Convention action in 1974. The NWAC is charged with mobilizing AFGE members around women's issues in their District, and to work closely with the National Fair Practices Affirmative Action Coordinators (NFPAAC) and the National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices to help raise the concerns of women and working families and strengthen the women’s rights agenda in their District. These representatives monitor trends in women's and working family issues, they may recommend a national action plan for AFGE, and they represent members on women's and working family issues. They also assist Locals in training sessions throughout the District where they were elected.
The National Women's Advisory Coordinator will:
- Submit quarterly status report on District activities to be reported to the AFGE National Executive Council.
- Work with the Locals in their Districts to ensure Local Women's Coordinators are appointed or elected.
- Serve as the catalyst to disseminate and receive information affecting women's and working family issues throughout the District.
- Inform the NVP for WFP of local women's and working family issues with the potential of having a national impact.
- Participate in at least 3 leadership-training seminars or other skill building opportunities in the District annually.
- Lobby and engage local legislators on issues that impact women and their families (i.e., invite local leaders to AFGE events, attend town hall meetings, etc.)
- Working with state and Local AFL-CIO labor bodies
- Work with local community, women's, religious, and AFL-CIO constituency groups on women's issues that affect AFGE members.
- Serve as a member of the Human Rights Committee.
Each District National Women’s Advisory Coordinator is elected for a 3-year term at their District Caucus. They are also referred to as District Coordinators.